|What||Writing is communication through the use of letters and symbols that represents language.|
|Why||Writing is a multifaceted skill used for many purposes including: communicating, learning, informing, persuading, entertaining, and self-reflecting.
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|How||Students must be given the opportunity to write daily. Instruction should include teaching students to write for different purposes using the writing process. We must teach students to become fluent with handwriting, spelling, sentence construction, typing, and word processing. Teachers must strive to create an engaged community of writers.
Kindergarten: 20 minutes per day, 4-5 days per week
Grades 1 and 2: 30 minutes per day, 4-5 days per week
Grades 3-6: 40 minutes per day, 4-5 days per week
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|Classroom Strategies||Writing Strategies and WHEN to use them|
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